Training Workshops for Carers

Come and learn in an informal and relaxed atmosphere with fellow Carers.
Each Workshop costs £5 and will run from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at Providence Street Community Centre, Providence Street, King’s Lynn PE30 5ET and will be delivered by professional tutors from LMW Training, Contact and MoneySense.

Thurs 2nd Nov 2017 STRESS-BUSTING FOR CARERS
A relaxed and informative workshop aimed at sharing with carers a range of easy-to-use tips and techniques to help combat the stressful niggles of everyday life.

Thurs 9th Nov 2017 MANAGING BEHAVIOURS AROUND AUTISM
Led by Dawn Stilwell: Parent Advisor for Contact – The Charity for families with Disabled/Additional needs children. Understanding why your child may behave in certain ways is not always easy. The session will look some of the behaviours that challenge us and some of the ways we can work out what our children are trying to say through their behaviour. Come and share ideas and strategies with other families.

Mon 27th Nov 2017 OVERCOMING GENERAL ANXIETY
Aimed at giving carers a better understanding of the personal effects of anxiety and then exploring some of the possible steps that can be taken to reduce them. It’s all about looking at ways of controlling everyday anxiety rather than letting it control you.

Thurs 14th Dec 2017 SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL WELLBEING
This workshop is all about giving carers the time and space to explore ways of improving their social & emotional wellbeing – reducing stress and building resilience to better cope with their caring roles.

Thurs 18th Jan 2018 REDUCING STRESS THROUGH NUTRITION
A fun and informative workshop which is all about discovering how the food we eat can affect our stress levels. Some everyday food has a calming influence on the body, other types of food actually add to both our physical and emotional stress levels. Come along and find out how to make nutrition work for you.

Mon 29th Jan 2018 MANAGING THE MONEY
Personal budgeting for carers. This workshop will allow carers to plan weekly/monthly budgets, give ideas on setting priorities, reducing monthly bills, avoiding debt and how to manage income and expenditure. Grant information too. Follow on 1 to 1 support available from Money Sense if required.

Mon 5th Feb 2018 ASSERTIVENESS, EXPRESSING HOW YOU FEEL
For carers, identifying personal needs/wants and of those cared for, and then being able to communicate them to those who need to know (e.g. support workers, person you care for, family, health professionals etc) can be a challenging process. This supportive workshop will allow carers to explore a variety of different ways they can confidently communicate those key messages.

Thurs 8th Mar 2018 GOAL SETTING FOR CARERS
Being a carer can be life changing – having to reassess your whole way of living and the future plans you once had. This can often generate a sense of loss around once valued goals, leading to possible feelings of resentment and guilt towards those you care for. However… goals can still be achieved, it’s just about thinking of different ways of approaching them. This workshop will give carers the time and space, in a supportive environment, to explore the goal setting process - helping them effectively plan for the future.

Click here to download a registration form.

Sponsored climb – Scafell Pike

On Saturday 29th July two of our team members, Sue McDowell and Sally McGregor are climbing Scafell Pike in a bid to raise much needed funds for our charity. Scafell Pike is located in the Lake District National Park and is the highest mountain in England, measuring 978 metres, or in old money 3,209 feet high. There are no buildings or ruins at the top of the pike, just amazing views, so we have our fingers crossed for good weather. If you would like to sponsor Sally and Sue, please see our website for information about how to make donations or you can use the following link:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/westnorfolkcarersgp

Thank you so much for your support.

West Norfolk Carers at Sainsbury's for Carers Week 12-17 June 2017

We are promoting Carers Week which highlights unpaid adult and young family carers who look after someone who is unable to live independently and look after themselves, without help,  because of their physical health or mental health or substance misuse. 

We will have a fundraising stall at Sainsbury's Vancouver Quarter from 10 - 2 Monday 12th June till Friday 16th June, West Norfolk carers staff will be on hand with information and advice.

Come along and see us !

For more information about Carers Week click here.

 

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Support for unpaid carers

Norfolk County Council sent this bulletin at 24-05-2017 10:32 AM BST

 

Support for unpaid carers

Hello Your Voice member

Norfolk County Council and local health services have been working with Carer UK to develop a new online resource for unpaid carers.

Local carers have suggested a list of key links and now want your help in deciding which ones to include on the new website. We are also interested to find out if you have any suggestions for information or organisations that we may have missed.

Take our survey by clicking here. It should only take a couple of minutes to complete.